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HOW TO MAKE A PERSONAL PLAYLIST FOR RUNNING

Everyone knows that listening to music makes exercising more fun. Have you ever noticed that it's even more fun when the tempo of your music matches your running pace? But how do you find a set of tunes with beats-per-minute (BPMs) that match your unique running pace? That's where we come in. JogTunes makes it easy for you to match your favorite music with your perfect workout. Whether you run on trails, running tracks, or treadmills, you'll find the right music at jogTunes.

One word of caution:

When we use the word "pace", we're not referring to your heart rate. Matching songs to your heart rate may be risky. We are talking about matching tempos of songs to your running pace in steps per minute.

Moderate to fast tempos may motivate you to run at unsafe paces for your health status and/or age. Please consult your physician if you have any medical concerns before running exactly to the beat of moderate and fast tempo songs. Also, it's wise to know the recommended maximum heart rate for your age. If you're new to strenuous exercise, seriously consider wearing a pulse monitor while you run.

Let's make a BPM running playlist:

First calculate your own workout pace in beats-per-minute (= steps per minute). We provide sample pace tracks with instructions to help you do this.

Once you know your workout running or jogging pace, select your tunes from our Tunes list by browsing or using the search fields. The BPM field will help you the most. Click on the links to iTunes Music Store to listen, order, and download the tunes to your iTunes Library.

Next, make a new playlist file in the left column of your iTunes window. You can call it "BPM Runset" or whatever. Then drag the tunes from the Library to a new playlist and put them in a BPM and time sequence that matches your workout. Be sure there are BPM and Time columns in the playlist. If you don't see them, right-click (or control-click on a Mac) anyplace in the playlist header and then choose BPM and/or Time.

Alternatively, you can download our prepared playlists as iMixes from the iTunes Music Store. Just click here to see our playlists.

Finally, sync your player with the music store program and you're up and running. Here's a sample workout sequence to help you out:

Sample Workout Sequence

Running Down a Dream and More
Genre: Rock/Alternative
Duration: 00:29:30
Distance: (Approximate) 2.4 miles

See sampling and ordering details for this playlist here
and the iMix, featuring Hedda Layne, in iTunes.


Tune Artist Activity Duration in Minutes Running Pace in BPM
This Love Maroon 5 Warm-up Walk 3:26 94
Everlong Foo Fighters Easy Jog 4:09 158
A World Goes Round Hedda Layne Easy Jog 5:14 159
Runnin' Down a Dream Tom Petty Fast Jog 4:24 170
Dancing With Myself Billy Idol Fast Jog 4:50 176
Flawless Hedda Layne Easy Jog 3:28 157
Leave (Get Out) Jojo Cool- Down Walk 4:04 88


HERE ARE SOME TUNES TO WHET YOUR APPETITE

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Tune Artist Genre BPM Links to iTunes Amazon MP3 Downloads
You're Not Pretty But You Got It Goin' OnBand of SkullsAlternative163iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagYou're Not Pretty But You Got It Goin' On
The Devil Takes Care of His OwnBand of SkullsAlternative158iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagThe Devil Takes Care Of His Own
Fresh TendrilsSoundgardenAlternative174iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagFresh Tendrils
Head DownSoundgardenAlternative166iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagHead Down
ShameKeith UrbanCountry172iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagShame
Cop CarKeith UrbanCountry155iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagCop Car
Love MeKaty PerryPop144iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagLove Me
RoarKaty PerryPop181iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagRoar
Love AwayCapital CitiesAlternative182iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagLove Away
Patience Gets Us Nowhere FastCapital CitiesAlternative146iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagPatience Gets Us Nowhere Fast
Safe and SoundCapital CitiesAlternative118iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagSafe and Sound
InfalliblePearl JamRock152iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagInfallible
Lightning BoltPearl JamRock151iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagLightning Bolt
SirensPearl JamRock156iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagSirens
My Father's SonPearl JamRock181iconUK FlagIrish FlagJapanese FlagCanadian FlagMy Father's Son

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